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Romantic & secluded cottage. Beautiful walks, countryside & fab pub on doorstep

Faringdon, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Churchyard cottage is uniquely situated at the convergence of the county borders of Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire in the Vale of the White Horse. The cottage is privately set at the top of a very quiet street next to the impressive St Mary the Virgin Church located in the charming village of Ashbury.

It is the ultimate romantic (couples) getaway with direct access to some of the most beautiful walks on the famous historic Ridgeway.

Making your stay ideal for scenic country strolls to heritage sites and tantalising your taste buds with local produce at neighbouring gastro pubs. And if you are bringing your 4-legged friend(s) it’s a dog’s paradise!

The cottage is set within easy walking or travelling distance to some of the country’s most popular heritage sights and attractions – such as: White Horse Hill, Wayland’s Smithy, Stone Henge, Roman Baths in Bath, The Cotswold’s, the City of Oxford and more…

Its privacy, seclusion and superb location are so necessary for the perfect romantic break and are ideally offset by the closeness of facilities in and around the village of Ashbury. Fantastic Public House – The Rose & Crown is just a stone’s throw away from the cottage and has been reviewed highly by many of our previous quests on how friendly the staff are and how great the food/service is making this an additional perk to your stay. Sleeps 2.

The property has Free WIFI.


Debra Legon

Member Since 2017
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Debra Legon

My name is Debra and my passion is to renovate old characteristic properties. I fell in love with Churchyard Cottage, its characteristic beauty, location, and sense of peace and tranquility it really is something special. So, I decided to keep this and share my dream escape with the discerning holiday maker.

Debra Legon purchased this Cottage in 2013

Why Debra Legon chose Faringdon

Churchyard Cottage is privately set on a quite street making this the ideal romantic break for couples who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Located on the prehistoric Ridgeway, ideal for walks and taking in breathtaking scenery, heritage sites and local gastro pubs.

What makes this Cottage unique

Churchyard Cottage has been renovated and decorated to the highest standards whilst retaining its characteristic beauty and charm. Relax by the log burner and and ease and soak your muscles after a long days walk in the roll-top bath... You certainly will not be disappointed!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • The bedroom with its beautiful vaulted ceiling, oak beams, minstrel gallery and romantic roll-top bath is completely open planned.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Private wet-room with a fantastic 18” shower head, toilet and single wash basin.

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Parking
                    Private parking space is included, park in the bay signposted churchyard cottage.
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                    The open plan living room is furnished to the highest standard with solid oak beams and wood floors, a wood burning stove, leather Chesterfield sofa and a smart TV/Freeview.
                  • Heating
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Tumble Dryer
                    is located in the shed
                  • Washing Machine
                    is located in the shed
                  • Wood Stove
                  • Free Wifi


                      • Coffee Maker
                        Nespresso Coffee Machine with milk frothier and complimentary coffee pods.
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        The kitchen is equipped with all dishes, glassware, pans and utensils that you require during your stay.
                      • Kitchen
                        The fully equipped English Rose kitchen is kitted out with everything you will require during your stay. Everything is to the highest standard a induction hob & oven, microwave, Smeg fridge.
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                        Baby Smeg Fridge - the large freezer is located in the shed with the washing machine, and tumble dryer.
                      • Stove
                        The hob is an induction hob.
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                            There is a dining table suitable for two.
                          • Dining Area


                              • Television
                                Smart TV/Freeview - you can also log-in to your Netflix account with this TV.


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Golf
                                    Shrivenham Park Golf course. Approx. 10 mins drive away. http://www.shrivenhampark.com/ Carswell Golf Club. Approx. 15 mins drive away http://www.carswellgolfclub.co.uk
                                  • Lawn / Garden


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • churches
                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • bird watching
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • outlet shopping
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cycling
                                                      • equestrian events
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • ice skating
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • paragliding
                                                      • roller blading
                                                      • swimming

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        39 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Superb cottage.

                                                        John P.

                                                        Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Cannot recommend enough.

                                                        Perfect for a short or long stay.

                                                        We will definitely return.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Hello john, thank you very much for your kind words... I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, Debra.

                                                        Fantastic five star cottage

                                                        John P.

                                                        Second visit to this beautiful cottage.

                                                        Cottage is spotlessly clean with everything you can think of provided throughout.

                                                        From the decor through to the cutlery everything is five star.

                                                        Cannot recommend this cottage enough.

                                                        Will return.

                                                        Simply Amazing

                                                        Robert T.

                                                        We absolutely loved Churchyard Cottage. So beautiful and tucked away up a quiet street with perfect access to the fields and the Ridgeway behind for walks. We had our dog with us so this was ideal.

                                                        The cottage is perfect for settling in on the sofa in front of the log burner too. Beautifully done inside and plenty of space too!

                                                        The village pub is a 2 minute walk down the hill and served a lovely meal for us on one evening.

                                                        I would defiantly recommend Churchyard Cottage to anybody looking for a weekend away and we will 100% be coming back again!!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Hi Robert I am so glad that you all had such a lovely stay with us at Churchyard Cottage. Thank you for your kind words and I look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Many thanks, Debra

                                                        Magical Christmas

                                                        Katie T.

                                                        We had a really lovely time here, the cottage is just stunning and Debra had decorated it so it looked gorgeous & chrismassy. The roll top bath is to die for!

                                                        We took our dog Bruce along with us and enjoyed the walks surrounding the cottage. We also visited the Rose & Crown who were just so friendly as were the locals! Food here is really good.

                                                        We would really recommend staying here for a nice & quiet get away, it really is perfect. Debra is also great, she kept in touch with us & was easy to communicate with. We would love to go back!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Hi Kate, I am glad that you enjoyed your Christmas break with us at Churchyard Cottage, thank you very much for your lovely review and I will look forward to welcoming you back anytime!! Many thanks, Debra

                                                        Cosy property in idyllic location

                                                        holly p.

                                                        This small and cosy cottage is in the perfect location to do long dog walks to white horse hill. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere in the rose and crown pub which is 2 seconds. Also The Royal Oak in Bishopstone which serves organic meat. The cottage is quirky and has everything you need for a weekend away. Only slight negatives were the church bells which ring on the hour throughout the night and the wet room shower which wasn't very powerful. But having said that the roll top bath is amazing! Would recommend this property to couples and dog walkers.

                                                        October break

                                                        Kevin M.

                                                        Wonderful property, very comfortable with everything we could want. Great log burner for chilly evenings & comfy seating. Lovely walks and a fabulous pub down the lane. We did not have to leave early on Sunday so booked for Sunday roast and can see why the reviews are so good. Just what was needed for a relaxing break.

                                                        Thank you Debra for sharing your Cottage with us.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        thank you Kevin for your kind words, i am glad that you enjoyed your stay, many thanks, Debra


                                                        Faringdon, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK

                                                        The Rose and Crown Pub (which is renowned for a fantastic sunday lunch) is just a stone’s throw from Churchyard Cottage. In addition to this there are a couple of lovely pubs that can be reached by taking a picturesque walk along the famous Ridgeway. Such as; The Royal Oak in Bishopstone which uses their own organic ingredients from their privately-owned farm. It is also renowned as one of Oxfordshire’s No1 pubs. The White Horse in Woolstone which also serves fantastic food. The Ridgeway is located immediately behind the Cottage by walking past the Church and up the small path. If you take a left on the Ridgeway you can walk to Wayland’s Smithy (2 miles away) and The Uffington White Horse Hill (3 miles away). If you turn right you can walk to Bishopstone (4 miles away). Ashbury Village shop stocks basic food supplies but doesn’t sell any alcohol or tobacco. Supermarkets: A Co-op is located on the Watchfield Business Park and another Co-op in Shrivenham (both around 5 mins drive away). Sainsbury’s Supermarket in Swindon just off the A420/A419 junction (15 mins drive away). Aldi, Waitrose and Tesco’s in Faringdon just off the A420 towards Oxford. (15 mins drive away). Shrivenham is the closest village to Ashbury (4 miles away) which has two pubs that serve good food (The Royal Oak and The Crown), a couple of fantastic Indian Restaurants (The Gulshan Brasserie and Rafu’s) and a Chinese takeaway. There is also a lovely delicatessen/cafe called Bloomfield’s that sells award-winning and locally sourced produce. All the above establishments are located on Shrivenham High Street.


                                                        39 Reviews
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